BuzzFeed News Announces “Profile,” A Weekly Interview Show For Facebook Watch


BuzzFeed News announced today the launch of Profile by BuzzFeed News, a new, weekly interview show hosted by Audie Cornish of NPR’s All Things Considered. Recorded in front of a live studio audience and airing exclusively on Facebook Watch, the show will feature a different newsmaker each week, giving viewers a chance to hear from the biggest names in politics, tech, business, and entertainment.

The show will be executive produced by Tracey Eyers, who most recently produced NBC’s Talk Stoop, BuzzFeed News VP of news and programming Shani Hilton, and BuzzFeed News head of programming Cindy Vanegas-Gesuale.

Profile by BuzzFeed News will stream on a new, dedicated section in Facebook Watch that will feature shows produced exclusively for Facebook by news publishers including ABC News, CNN, and Univision.

Over the past year, BuzzFeed News has expanded the reach of its journalism through original programming: AM to DM, a live morning show on Twitter was recently renewed into 2019; a true crime docuseries for Oxygen, based on BuzzFeed News’ own investigative reporting will air later this fall; as well as a weekly docuseries for Netflix, called Follow This; a video series called Future History, aired exclusively on Apple News; a Hulu documentary in development on R. Kelly based on the exclusive reporting from BuzzFeed News; a new game show that will air on Facebook Watch in the coming weeks called Outside Your Bubble; and more to come.